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She claims that Microsoft copied the gestalt of the Macintosh user interface.
  the whole (stressing that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts)
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gestalt gestalten gestalts
Gestalt psychology stresses that thoughts and emotions are holistic with complex interactions very different than a sequential logic tree.
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  • She claims that Microsoft copied the gestalt of the Macintosh user interface.
  • She looks at each component, but misses the gestalt.
  • The rest stemmed from all of those mingled elements comprising what, in that era so heavily burdened by the idiom of psychoanalysis, I had come to recognize as the gestalt: the blissful temper of the sunny June day, the ecstatic pomp of Mr. Handel’s riverborne jam session, and this festive little room whose open windows admitted a fragrance of spring blossoms which pierced me with that sense of ineffable promise and certitude I don’t recall having felt more than once or twice after the…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • You had seen it in one gestalt leap, the conscious and unconscious melding in that one shocking moment of understanding.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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  • An essence of Carrie, a gestalt.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • The old woman studied Paul in one gestalten flicker: face oval like Jessica’s, but strong bones …. hair: the Duke’s black-black but with browline of the maternal grandfather who cannot be named, and that thin, disdainful nose; shape of directly staring green eyes: like the old Duke, the paternal grandfather who is dead.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But turned out he got a better feeling for human life from stories than he had been able to garner from facts; fiction gave him a gestalt of life, one taken for granted by a human; he lives it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • In their effort after meaning, the subjects would condense or fill in so as to achieve a better ’Gestalt,’ a better closure — a simpler, more significant configuration.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • You see, instead of severing the prefrontal lobe, a single lobe, that is, we apply pressure in the proper degrees to the major centers of nerve control-our concept is Gestalt-and the result is as complete a change of personality as you’ll find in your famous fairy-tale cases of criminals transformed into amiable fellows after all that bloody business of a brain operation.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Gestalt reports were about as close as the system got to telepathy.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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  • Exhausted, I hear Leslie’s cataract of words as if through muffled layers of wool, trying without much success to piece it all together—this scrambled confessional with its hodgepodge of terms like Reichian and Jungian, Adlerian, a Disciple of Karen Homey, sublimation, gestalt, fixations, toilet training, and other things I have been aware of but never heard a human being speak of in such tones, which down South are reserved for Thomas Jefferson, Uncle Remus and the blessed Trinity.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "I’m sending you two gestalt reports….
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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